SAN DIEGO –Web technology is letting Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko keep a close eye on one of his premature twins in the neonatal intensive care unit at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital even when he’s at the ballpark
The twins, Brody and Kadin, were born prematurely, not unusual for twins, but only Kadin required care in the NICU. His lungs have not matured enough, but in time he will be fine.
For now, Gyorko and his wife, Karley, are keeping a close eye on both their sons using technology.
Sharp has instituted a new program called NIC VIEW, which allows parents to watch their newborns online.
“If there’s ever something going on, if we have a question, you can look and call a nurse, find out what’s going on. When was the last time they ate, you can watch on TV at any time,” said Karley Gyorko.
The technology will allow Jedd to watch his sons while at the ballpark.
“When you’re a dad, you’re constantly thinking about them, obviously when I’m at work and have a free minute, any time I can take a quick peek at the kids, see how they’re doing, it will be nice,” said Jedd Gyorko.
He and Karley are able to stay connected with Kadin via a webcam system made possible by donations. The system enables parents — such as members of the military overseas — to see their newborns.
Since the program was started on April 14, there have been 5,493 log-ins from all over the United States as well as China, Sweden, Mexico, the Philippines, India, Monaco, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan.